Verbal Reasoning Tests - Competency Screening Test For Hiring

Mettl Test for Verbal Reasoning has been designed to assess a candidate’s/ test taker’s ability to comprehend, think logically, and derive logical conclusions based on verbal content in the English language. The MTVR has been majorly used in hiring freshers and experienced candidates, from across educational backgrounds, for various executive-level functional roles, team lead and managerial profiles.

The MTVR measures the ability to comprehend and rationally examine the given piece of verbal information. It also assesses the ability to recognize the difference between fact, argument and inference. It also evaluates the ability to read and interpret written information and answer questions accurately.

The MTVR consists of either statements or passages outlining the premise of the question, followed by four answer options. An individual must identify which answer option is correct out of the given answer options. In the first set of items, test takers are asked to identify the logical order of the four or five sentences given, followed by four answer options. In the second set of items, respondents are asked to read the passage and select the correct answer out of four response options of the questions asked at the end of the paragraph.

The test is developed as per the guidelines prescribed by Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and National Council on Measurement in Education (1999), EFPA test review model, Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (EEOC, 1978), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology's Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures (SIOP, 2003).

Use this test for:

  • Recruitment: Identify the right hires for your organization by using this test.
  • Learning and Development: Understand the current proficiency level of an employee; train and develop employees effectively.
  • Identification of High Potential: Have a healthy pipeline of future leaders.
  • Succession Planning: Fast-track high potential to retain them.

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Section details:

Para Jumbles

This section tests the ability to arrange sentences in a logical order. 

Reading Comprehension

This section tests the ability to read, retain and comprehend the information given in the form of passages and answer questions based on them.

NOTE: If required, the test can be provided in other languages as well. Please write to us for any such requirement.


Rigour of the Tool:

Reliability (Cronbach alpha)

0.62 to 0.69

Construct Validity

As per the Confirmatory Factor Analysis model, the fit indices were as per the norms (IFI = 0.856 to 0.896; RMSEA = 0.019 to 0.030; CFI = 0.845 to 0.880 and TLI = 0.815 to 0.857).

Criterion Validity

The MTVR score was shown to be positively correlated with Critical Thinking (r = 0.374, p <.05) and Fluid Intelligence (r = 0.286, p <.05).

Norming and Standardization

Normed on a sample of 2000+ respondents across the globe.

Adverse Impact

The MTVR is free from age, gender, ethnicity and language bias and appropriate for use as a global and culture agnostic tool.

Answer to common queries:

What are the job roles where Verbal Reasoning is critical and important?

Verbal Reasoning is an important competency for fresh and experienced candidates for both executive and managerial levels as it assesses a candidate's ability to comprehend and interpreting verbal information in a rational way, which is very important in today's corporate world.

Can I get benchmark scores for the candidates who take this assessment for hiring decisions?

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to assist.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

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